Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I have been in a relationship for 5 years. It hasn't always been bad but I'm starting to feel like it's time to move on. We are both in our early 30's. We don't have any kids together but I do have a son from another relationship. My boyfriend works full-time and he's a good … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?

12.31.16-New Year’s Eve To You But So Much More To Me

1 YEAR 12 MONTHS 365 DAYS 8,760 HOURS 525,600 MINUTES 315,360,000 SECONDS A couple of months ago I came across a blog post about a very interesting topic. When I saw the title of the post I immediately raised not one but both eyebrows and let out a quick hmm. As I read the content … Continue reading 12.31.16-New Year’s Eve To You But So Much More To Me

Pulling the Weeds and Trimming the Hedges.

And this just in: “I’m making some changes in my life. If you don’t hear from me you were one of them.”~unknown So nice, I had to say it twice! The second time doesn't sound as cruel as the first. At this stage of your life change, it actually might be music to your ears. Now … Continue reading Pulling the Weeds and Trimming the Hedges.

The Mental Preparation

"Your mind is where your problem is in the first place". ~Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind. As mentioned in my previous post, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Change?, transitioning from the person you are to the person you desire to be is a far cry from being simple. Mental preparation should be the first step … Continue reading The Mental Preparation

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Change?

Over the next few days I will be sharing my opinion on the importance of something we all need yet many despair. "Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.~ Robin Sharma The only thing harder than personal change is finding that needle in the haystack. Over the years … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Change?

Choosing to be Better

A quick check-in as another week is nearing it's end. Sundays are notorious for being church, laundry, house cleaning, big meal cooking, sports watching or do nothing all day kind of days because the new week - be it a work week, school week or homemaker week - is about to begin. Regardless of what … Continue reading Choosing to be Better

Through the Looking Glass

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with the husband of a woman who had recently passed away. This was my first time ever speaking with him but I immediately felt a connection. He wasn't sad about her passing. In fact, he was happy to share feelings about his wife's life and death as well … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass

Reversing Murphy’s Law or, at least, remaining sane while it wreaks havoc.

For those of you who are not familiar with Murphy's Law it simply states anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Feels good to have a name for the chaos in your life now, doesn't it? Have you ever had one of those days where Murphy's Law and all of his friends camped out … Continue reading Reversing Murphy’s Law or, at least, remaining sane while it wreaks havoc.

Domestic Violence

I never cease to be amazed at the foolishness that travels the lines of media across the world. By now you may have heard about the Moroccan TV show that aired a tutorial to teach women who have been victimized at the hands of their domestic abusers how to apply makeup to cover their bruises. … Continue reading Domestic Violence

A Cup of Coffee

It's amazing how normal everyday things can be a source of inspiration when you have the desire to write. Something as simple as a cup of coffee can help you tell a story. Imagine sitting across from someone whom you haven't seen in years. Imagine, placed between the two of you, a table on which … Continue reading A Cup of Coffee